[Gillian Chaplin: Kathleen Pih-Chang (1988)]
New Zealand Life Stories
Anthology texts to read:
- Miriam Cameron: from 60s Chicks Hit the Nineties, ed. Jane Tolerton (1997)
- Michael King: 'The Long Shadow,' from Frank Sargeson: A Life (1995)
- Kathleen Pih-Chang: from Home Away from Home: Life Stories of Chinese Women in New Zealand, ed. Manying Ip (1990)
This is more of an invitation to discussion than a lecture as such.
What do you know now about the ethics (and practicalities) of turning your own or other people's lives into writing that you didn't know three months ago, when the course started?
We've talked about the advantages (and pitfalls) of confessionalism, we've talked about the opportunities (and constraints) offered by different genres, we've talked about sexual politics and avant-garde poetics ... Which ones, among this smorgasbord of topics, are of most interest to you? Which do you think will help you most in your future writing (and thinking)?
Finally, I'll also be asking you to fill in the course assessment forms at the back of your Administration Guide, so this is your chance to make your views known. Any feedback gratefully (but also anonymously) received ...
NB: Any students enrolled in 139.226 who have journals, exercises or final assignments written for the course which you'd like to have published online on the course anthology are very welcome to submit them here.
[Chris Skelton: Miriam Cameron (2006)]
[Miriam Cameron: Red Stream at Stoney Crossing, Chatham Islands (1998)]